[CentOS] Optimizing CentOS for gigabit firewall

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Mon Dec 21 09:11:22 UTC 2009


On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 09:58:19AM -0800, nate wrote:
> RedShift wrote:
> 
> > Have you got some figures to back that up? Everybody's saying OpenBSD's pf
> > performance is superior, yet nobody has posted some proof.
> 
> Not sure myself, keep in mind that there are (at least) two different
> ways to measure firewall performance - connections/second and
> throughput. There was a url someone posted a few days ago going in depth
> into tuning of OpenBSD for max performance and mentioned 930Mbit of
> throughput on a single gigE link.
>

Some months ago there was discussions about 10 gbit performance with
Linux. Some guys were pushing over 70 Gbit/sec through a single linux
box.

Not sure if firewalling was enabled.. most probably not.

-- Pasi




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